“Face up to the truth”

Observer: Face up to the truth

All kinds of hypocrisy remained unchallenged. In my world of liberal London, social success at the dinner table belonged to the man who could simultaneously maintain that we’ve got it coming but that nothing was going to come; that indiscriminate murder would be Tony Blair’s fault but there wouldn’t be indiscriminate murder because ‘the threat’ was a phantom menace invented by Blair to scare the cowed electorate into supporting him.

There is a great difference between not being surprised by terrorism, and believing that the sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who lay dead in the streets perished in anything resembling a just act of vengeance.

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